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Tube strike reads

Aargh! Tube strike! Cue panic in the streets of London as the capital's inhabitants half-heartedly attempt to make it into the office - before giving up after a respectable period of time to "work from home." So, we've pulled together a few books to help you valiant Londoners on your journeys tomorrow. Simply choose your mode of transport to see the book you should be reading to keep the wheels of industry turning. Read more
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Twauthors – The best authors on Twitter

It’s no surprise that authors have taken to Twitter, an almost entirely text-based medium. With Stephen King joining Twitter the other day and taking all the attention, we thought it only fair to take a moment to highlight some of our favourite authors who have been tweeting long before King decided it was time to further enrage Jonathan Franzen. And, it should go without saying, #ff. Read more
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Samuel Johnson Prize 2013 shortlist announced

From Afghanistan to England's green and pleasant land; from the creation of the War Graves, to the plight of the bumblebee; from the lady who was not for turning to the poet turned fascist dictator - it can only be the 15th Samuel Johnson Prize shortlist... Read more

The Singing Rabbitte – Roddy Doyle

Not only is Jimmy Rabbitte back in Roddy Doyle's latest novel The Guts, but he and The Commitments are about to rock London's West End. Here Doyle himself tells us a little about the journey from page to stage... Read more